Friday, I was getting things ready for our Saturday birthday stitch day, when my dd came by and asked if Stephen could stay a while so she could get her hair cut. So of course, I invited him into the stewdio, and what did he spy? First he had to point to all the children on the little piece of fabric that he pulled out of the box, then he played and played and played with the bigger piece.
He never did take a nap while he was here, just rested a while on the cat/pumpkin fabric and gave it lots of wet kisses, too! Poor baby - doesn't have an I Spy quilt, so he made one for himself!
Today was our stitch day, and we started about 9:30. I just love these days with my friends! Each of us made one more pumpkin for the pumpkin patch, and then had it sewn together by lunchtime with the sashings and cornerstones. What a team! Then we played around with inner border fabric for a while. I went downstairs to the master stash, and while I was there, Shirlee found the perfect piece in the stewdio's "simple" stash. It's black with a little white soft dot pattern with gold crescent moons on it. Just enough to set off the borders from the pumpkins, I think!
Then we made letters. Each of us drew a letter from the basket, and then made whatever letter was drawn. It was interesting to see how everyone in our group approaches the same task differently. There were a lot of laughs and the letters were made very quickly! We completed everything while they were here, had lunch, shared stories and friendship, a lot of laughs, and everyone was walking out of the door by about 2:30 PM.
After they left, I finished making the letters into blocks, but most of the work was already done! I've been playing with the letters for "HAPPY JACK'S" since about 4:00 PM, and I think I am going to stop now. Hopefully I will have the rest of the PUMPKIN PATCH letters, and the numbers 2006 completed by this time tomorrow. We'll see.